Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height? - Page 6 - Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum
Z06Vette.com Z06Vette.com
Go Back   Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum > Z06Vette News & Polls > Z06Vette News > Z06Vette Polls
Z06vette.com is the premier Chevrolet Corvette Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
View Poll Results: How tall are you?
5'5" and below 12 4.05%
5'6"- 5'7" 21 7.09%
5'8"- 5'9" 44 14.86%
6'0"- 6'1" 103 34.80%
6'2" - 6"3 64 21.62%
6'4" and above 52 17.57%
Voters: 296. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-08-2007, 09:12 AM   #76 (permalink)
Premium Member (Lifetime)
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 1,520
Lifetime Premium Member
Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

Geez I thought everyone knew how to drive here.....:mug:

I attended Z06 Fest a couple years back and attended a driving seminar by Andy Pilgrim, he taught me how to sit in a car...

I'm 6'5" 245 lbs (just lost 40 lbs), seat is FORWARD about 2", very slightly reclined and no problem with a helmet. Before attending the seminar I ALWAYS put the seat back as far as possible in every car I drove. Here's your quick lesson: when your arms are on the steering wheel, they are supposed to be BENT!..... This reduces fatigue and increases your ability to turn the wheel QUICKLY. Now, every car I get in I move the seat forward. If you don't believe me pick up a brick and hold it out with your arms extended and move it around like you do a steering wheel, they try it with your arms down and forearms extended.

Now do I need to educate you on how to adjust your side mirrors
Forged 416ci LS3, lots of go fast thingies, lots of bright flashy thingies.
PaulS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 10-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #77 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 20
Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

It depends in part on where your height comes from. I'm 6'2" and so is a friend of mine. I have plenty of room (02 with thinner headliner), but he has a longer torso relative to mine and while he doesn't hit the roof he is a lot closer.

The 02 headliner really does make a difference-- my hair was hitting on an 04 that I drove.
SlvrBulletZ06 is offline  
Old 10-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #78 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Jersey - North/Central
Posts: 32
Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

i fit fine at 5'7
Z0Sick6 is offline  
Old 10-19-2007, 12:11 AM   #79 (permalink)
Z06 Addict
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 348
Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 5'5" and had no problem with my '01. I set my driving position just like they say to do it in the owner video. Once I have my legs in the right spot, I would use the tilt until my wrist was able to bend over the top of the steering wheel. It gave me good leverage on the steering wheel and I could see the front end if the lights were on. This setup gave me a good position to learn how to heal toe shift. I had a blast at auto-x events. I tried messing with the seat height a few times, but I kept it on the floor most of the time.
ITSAZ06 is offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 09:50 AM   #80 (permalink)
Premium Member (Lifetime)
Big Kid's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, Georgia Participant Z06 Fest VI, VII
Posts: 235
Lifetime Premium Member
Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 6'1" and I fit just fine. I've got plenty of room.
Big Kid is offline  
Old 11-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South East
Posts: 26
Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I am 5'11 and I think I fit well in my C5Z. It IS a sports car, not an SUV, so I dont expect or want tons of head room etc.
calee4nyaboy is offline  
Old 12-30-2009, 06:25 PM   #82 (permalink)
Junior Member
Bodiebyles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Many , La.
Posts: 32
Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 6'2 about 210 I don't have the seat all the way back, But the back is down a little. I fit just fine! better than the 1996 0r the 2001 coupes I had.
Bodiebyles is offline  
Old 04-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #83 (permalink)
Z06 Pilot
TackDaBoat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 504
Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

6'3" and 255 pounds. No issues.
2002 MY/Black, Lingenfelter balanced/blueprinted/forged 346 with intercooled Maggie, blower cam, long tubes, Borlas, other stuff...499 RWHP
2012 Benz S 550 V4
2009 GMC Acadia AWD 1985 Jeep CJ7
TackDaBoat is offline  
Old 11-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #84 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alameda, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I am around 5'10"
Jeffro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread

  Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum > Z06Vette News & Polls > Z06Vette News > Z06Vette Polls

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll: PLEASE review and take this poll (I asked nicely!) MikeyB Z06Vette Polls 125 08-01-2013 09:47 AM
Poll: How many people listen to Howard Stern? Cyanide02Z06 The Garage (non Vette related) 3 07-20-2006 05:34 PM
Ride Height (Cross Corner Weight also) Impact with tire change (height)?? Silver Bullet Racing 16 09-19-2005 12:09 PM
<-- Looka The Poll Boss The Poll h@dow Dr@gon The Garage (non Vette related) 29 08-09-2004 08:14 PM
Poll for all the single people 2k3ElectronZ06 The Garage (non Vette related) 45 08-18-2003 08:08 PM

» Log in
User Name:


Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Insurance
» Latest Auto News
2015 Ford C-Max Debuts New Looks in Paris
A new look for the Ford C-Max has been applied and revealed at the
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Goes Up-Market
Mitsubishi is showing off a preview of what will eventually become a
Infiniti Q80 Confirmed for Production, Q20 in the Works
That stunning Infiniti Q80 concept will be heading to production. The
» New Car Reviews
2015 Ford F-150 Review
Lighting the Way
2014 VW Eos Review
Killed by Its Own Kind
2015 Chevy Colorado Review
New Life in a Dying Segment
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Review
Hot Hatch or Sales Grab?
2014 Honda Accord vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata
The Sonata is Refreshed and Ready for Battle
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2